Is Halloween Kills too scary for kids? We know that sounds silly- it’s a horror movie starring one of the scariest slashers of all time, Michael Myers. So, yes, it’s SCARY. But if your teens and tweens are asking to see the most recent episode in the Halloween movie saga, here’s your parent movie guide to help decide if Halloween Kills is ok for your kids. ps- if you do want to have a Halloween movie marathon, here’s how you can watch the Michael Myers Halloween movies in order.
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About Halloween Kills (2021)
Minutes after Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor.
But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster.
The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael’s first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all.
Evil dies tonight.
You can watch the Halloween Kills trailer here.
Re-read all the Laurie Strode quotes from Halloween Kills
Is Halloween Kills Too Scary For Kids? Parent Movie Review
It is spooky season and that means we’re all looking for ways to get scared!
Watching scary movies with your teens and tweens might be on your October movie night list.
But is this one going a bit too far for teens and tweens to watch?
Is the next Michael Myers movie, Halloween Kills, too scary for kids in your household?
This parent movie guide will help you decide what ages can watch Halloween Kills and what the language, violence, and sex/nudity levels are in the movie.
Language In Halloween Kills
It’s a safe bet if you are considering watching this one with your kids, you aren’t too worried about language.
There’s a ton of language in this one!
There are quite a few instances where the F-bomb is dropped, as well as other situations where minor curse words like sh!t and h@ll are used. The Lord’s name is used frequently as a swear in the forms of Jesus & G-d D@mn.
There is language, but it also seems to be appropriately used: if Michael Myers was coming after any of us, we’re pretty sure the swears would be FLYING!
Sex and Nudity: Is Halloween Kills Ok For Kids?
There’s really not any sex or nudity in this one, which is rare for a teen-themed horror movie.
Before you start thinking, oh, maybe Halloween Kills is ok for kids to watch… read on.
Is Halloween Kills Too Scary For Kids? Violence and Gore In Halloween Kills
Unless your child plans on being the next John Carpenter or Wes Craven, keep the kids at home and off the Peacock streaming channel.
This movie is extremely violent, gory, and explicit when it comes to brutal ways to end someone’s life. Even if your kids have seen the other Halloween movies, this one might be too much for them.
Because it’s A LOT. Hands down one of the most blood-thirsty horror films to date.
Halloween Kills gives Michael Myers so many opportunities to do what he does best: kill with extreme brutality. Chests stabbed, heads beaten in (brains shown and all!), buzzsaws used on people, eyes gouged out— like we said, this one is A LOT when it comes to violence and gore.
And no one is spared: older people and townspeople are beaten, stabbed, and tortured throughout the movie and it all plays out for the audience up close and personal.
But if getting scared is right up your alley, read this post to know when you can pee during Halloween Kills so you don’t miss the bloody moments that are important to you.
What Ages Can Watch Halloween Kills?
We don’t do this often, but we’re sticking with a strict 17 and up for this one.
Maybe even 18 and up because there is just THAT much happening from a violent death standpoint that Halloween Kills should be reserved for adult viewing.
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Patty Holliday is a parent movie reviewer, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews. As a lifelong fangirl and pop culture connoisseur, she’s been creating online since 2009. You can find her work at No-Guilt Disney.com, No-Guilt Fangirl.com, No-Guilt Life, and as host of the top-rated No-Guilt Disney Podcast.